Hey everyone. I’m planning on picking up a DM4800 and IF/FW DM mkii card in the coming months to use as my main control surface/interface/everything really.
I currently use a lone MR816X running into my iMac for all recording and monitoring duties. I plan on keeping it for mobile projects, and I have enjoyed the preamps and converters. The DM4800 is more of a workhorse, not known for having especially nice converters and pres. I was curious as to whether or not I would be able to use the MR816 as an external preamp/converter via ADAT on the back of the DM4800… Would this allow me to say, route the 8 preamps from the MR816 into the DM4800 via ADAT if I chose to use them alongside the 24 firewire channels on the DM4800, for a total of 32 inputs?
Another consideration would be choosing between the MR816 and IF/FW card as my converter for monitoring, depending on which one sounded better. Can the DM4800 be summed and send the master bus via 2 channels ADAT into the MR816? Rough circuit diagram:
DAW -> DM4800 -> ADAT OUT -> MR816X ADAT IN -> MONITORS
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everybody.